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Date: Thu, 6 May 2004 13:55:25 +0800
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Dear Colleagues

We are pleased to announce that Nina Wakeford (Director of the Incubator for
Critical Inquiry into Technology and Ethnography (INCITE) research centre in
the Department of Sociology, University of Surrey, UK) will present the
keynote address opening this year's conference on Cultural Attitudes towards
Technology and Culture (CATaC'04). Professor Wakeford's address is entitled
"Technology and Mobility at the Margins".

The program for CATaC'04 further includes presenters from 28 countries
focusing on six major themes:
1. Culture: theory and praxis
2. ICTs and intercultural communication
3. ICTs and cultural hybridity
4. Culture and economy
5. Governments and activists in culture, technology and communication
6. Culture, communication, and e-learning
as well as several themed sessions.

The program also includes two panels, each chaired and shaped by
distinguished colleagues:
1. The Multilingual Internet - chairs, Susan Herring and Brenda Danet
2. Utopian Dreams vs. Real-World Conditions: Under what conditions can ICTs
really help worse off communities? - chair, Michel Menou

CATaC'04 will take place 27 June - 1 July 2004, in the "city of the sun" -
Karlstad, Sweden - right after Midsummer celebrations on June 25-26.

For additional information regarding the conference, including complete
program, accommodation, registration, and travel information, please see the
conference website, www.it.murdoch.edu.au/catac/.

On behalf of our local co-chairs, Malin Sveningsson, Ylva Hard af Segerstad,
and Robert Burnett, we hope you will be able to join us in Karlstad.  Please
feel free to address any additional questions to:

Charles Ess
Drury University
Tel: 417-873-7230; Fax: 417-873-7435
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Fay Sudweeks
Murdoch University
Tel: 61-8-9360-2364; Fax: 61-8-9360-2941
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